Is This 13-Foot Tall, Gesture-Controlled Giant Mech Robot Too Good to Be Real?

Published by , December 25, 2016 9:24 pm

(Motherboard) A “leaked” video posted on Facebook by Vitaly Bulgarov and picked up by major tech news websites shows a see a 13-foot-tall robot (named “METHOD-1”) with a man in the pilot’s seat, controlling the robot with only his gestures. Bulgarov is a 3D modeler and a concept artist who worked on Terminator, Robocop, Transformers, and other big-bot-centric blockbusters.
Live Science investigated the robotics company cited for creating the thing, Korea Future Technology, and they found that it’s basically a non-entity online. There’s no trace of them existing anywhere, except when associated with Bulgarov. Live Science asked Bulgarov about this, and he had a plausible excuse: “If you look at this from a Western point of view, then yeah, that might seem strange, but in that part of the world, the culture is a little different. The company wants to make something first before they advertise themselves.”